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The continuous and the discrete : ancient physical theories from a contemporary perspective

Author: Michael J White
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Repr.]View all editions and formats
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An analysis of three ancient models of spatial magnitude, time and local motion. The Aristotelian model is presented as an application of the ancient conception of extension to the physical world.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J White
ISBN: 0198239521 9780198239529
OCLC Number: 718684593
Description: XIV, 345 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Spatial magnitude, time, and motion: An Aristotelian model: Aristotle: The formal analysis of spatial magnitude and locomotion; Aristotle on time and locomotion: Physics and metaphysics; Aristotelian kinematics and non-locomotive Kineseis; Aristotle and the mathematicians, ancient and modern; II. Spatial magnitude, time, and motion: Alternatives to Aristotelianism; The quantum model: Spatial magnitude; The quantum model: Time and locomotion; The Stoic model;Peroration.
Responsibility: Michael J. White.

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'His discussion reveals the conceptual assumptions underlying each position, and his conjectures ... are thought-provoking.'S. Leggatt, University of Reading, The Classical Review, Vol. XLIII, No. 2, Read more...

 
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